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Re: newbie and ppa rejected .



On Tuesday 06 September 2011 20:42:03 Terence Simpson wrote:
> > Rejected:
> > Cannot build any of the architectures requested: x86
> This looks like you have "Architecture: x86" somewhere in your
> debian/control, that's not a valid value [1]. You probably want
> "i386".

This is correct, however ...

> > I'm pretty sure it's bcoz of the binary nature of my package but it
> > doesn't speak that much to me :-/
> > If any one can help of this it would be very nice!
> Uploading binaries is not a good idea, the whole point of PPAs is that
> packages are built on Launchpad.

In fact uploading binaries is explicitly forbidden and any packages containing 
them will be rejected.  This is so that we guarantee that you can find the 
source for a particular binary (GPL conformant)

> I'd also ask you to make sure that you are using PPAs correctly, in
> terms of the PPA terms of use [2].
> If getting software into the Ubuntu software center is what you're
> after, it's likely that using a PPA is not what you're after anyway.
> Though I don't actually the actual path one uses to go about doing
> that.

It's not the right path, no.  He needs to look at 

There are also some sessions about this on 

If all else fails you can email: john.pugh at canonical.com